John Carver's response when asked whether Newcastle United's squad are weak mentally

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Newcastle United lost 3-0 to Leicester City in Premier League action yesterday.

John Carver has told BBC Match of the Day Extra, which was broadcast on November 22nd, that Newcastle United’s squad are mentally weak.

The Magpies have struggled to respond after going behind in the past few seasons, and they capitulated in-front of their own fans against Leicester City yesterday.

Newcastle had been in the game against the high-flying Foxes, but as soon as Leicester scored, they crumbled.

And Carver, who managed the club last season, admits that there is a problem with the squad’s mentality.

“Not really,” Carver said, when asked whether Newcastle’s squad were strong mentally while he was in charge. “I think if you look at the track record when they go behind, they very rarely come back. There’s something not right in their make-up.”

Newcastle’s defeat to Leicester exposed their flaws once again, and destroyed all the momentum that they had built up over recent fixtures.

The Magpies had looked like they had started to turn the corner, but they were woeful against Leicester.

And Carver feels that the atmosphere of St. James’ Park has taken a turn for the worse after the defeat.

“I think Newcastle fans have been extremely patient, but I saw it change for the first time yesterday and I felt uncomfortable with it,” he said.

“I think the players are better than what I had last season, but they have to start producing now.”

Newcastle’s defeat to Leicester leaves them sitting in 17th position, and they are just one point above the drop-zone.

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